The PGY-2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency at Emory University Hospital is a 12-month specialty program designed to provide the resident with exposure to diverse populations of solid organ transplant recipients. The Emory Transplant Center is one of the 10 busiest transplant programs in the United States, with nearly 450 transplants projected for 2014. With more than 200 kidney, 150 liver, 30 lung and 30 heart transplants performed annually, the PGY2 resident will gain valuable experience managing a broad range of transplant patients. The primary emphasis of the residency is to develop clinicians who are able to function as an integral member of the multidisciplinary care team and use evidence-based medicine to optimize medication use in these populations. Through patient data collection and analysis, the resident develops the knowledge and skills to provide patient-specific and evidence-based pharmacotherapy and function as an independent practitioner. In addition, valuable leadership and research skills are developed through participation in a transplant-related interdisciplinary committee and completion of a clinical research project. The resident is encouraged to take advantage of the many professional writing, teaching, and precepting opportunities available during the course of the year. These activities provide a solid foundation in transplant pharmacotherapy while enabling the resident to pursue individual interests.
The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
About Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital (EUH) is the flagship academic center associated with Emory Healthcare and has 733 beds, 108 ICU beds. With the arrival of the new Hospital Tower on Clifton Campus, Emory will expand services and expert care, while creating an integrated, welcoming and spacious environment for patients and their families. The 450,000 square-foot facility joins Emory University Hospital via a two-story bridge crossing Clifton Road. The hospital is an NCI designated Cancer Center and conducts a several types of transplants (bone marrow, liver, kidney, pancreas, islet cell, heart, lung, etc).